Civil trial for Kentucky KKK group begins

A civil rights legal organization took the second-largest chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to court in a civil trial that began Wednesday, accusing the white supremacist group of inciting violence with racist speeches and "hate metal" music. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which focuses on defending civil rights, has sued the Kentucky-based Imperial Klans of America on behalf of a Latino teen who was severely beaten in 2006 at a county fair by two Klan members. The Klansmen were convicted and served two years in prison. The center wants its lawsuit to bankrupt the Kentucky group. "Speakers would stand up and say, 'Kill the Jews. But, before you kill them, torture them first'," law center co-founder Morris Dees said.